For any organisation with over 200 users, the prospect of upgrading to Office 365 E5 should be an enticing one.
While it may seem to cost a little more per user up front, the benefits (from both a cost and feature point of view) over a plan like E3 are enormous, especially when you consider what you get included in the license that you would have to add on (at an additional fee) for E3.
Let’s do a quick comparison:
With E3, you receive business class emails, calendars, task management (like Yammer), SharePoint Online, Skype for Business (for IM and Online Meetings), OneDrive for Business (for personal storage) and a few others, like Office Online, Office Client Apps and new Archiving, Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention and Encryption.
But… if you’re wanting to achieve full voice, Cloud PBX is an add-on, that you will have to pay additional fees for – and PSTN conferencing, domestic calling and international calling each carry their own licencing fees as well.
Just adding these features already pushes you over the price of upgrading to E5, which of course includes everything that E3 offers, as well as a host of others – including Cloud PBX and PSTN Conferencing – that will add massive benefit to the running of your business. For instance:
- Power BI gives you insight into running your business effectively,
- Advanced Threat Protection minimises risks and ensures business continuity for your email environment
- Delve Analytics allows you to look for key trends that may lead to employee burnout
- Cloud PBX allows you to bring telephony features quickly and easily to a corporate environment without the baggage and increased complexity of a traditional PBX environment.
Another huge benefit of upgrading to E5 is that it gives staff access to the right information, in the right place, on the right device, anytime and anywhere in the world.
For many organisations, the savings in costs as well as the massive increase in benefits makes the upgrade to E5 a no-brainer. If you would like to talk to us about whether or not E5 will work for your organisation, contact us on 1300 652 207 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org